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47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking

7 Amazing Facts About Tomatoes

Tomatoes rarely come up in conversation unless I'm ordering a salad or veggie burger. But after senior style editor Ellie asked me about the beauty benefits of the juicy red fruit, I've discovered more than enough reasons to make it a part of my daily routine.<p>It turns out that tomatoes contain …

The 20 Best DIY Group Costumes for Halloween

Got a huge crew that loves to dress up? Then it’s all about the group costume. And what better way to get into the Halloween spirit than by making your costumes together? DIT is the new DIY!<p>These 20 DIY ideas are sure to spark some inspiration, and will definitely make you giggle. While we’re …

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

Cooking

How to Choose the Right Oil

<i>Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: When it comes to cooking and baking with oil, it's all about finding Mr. Right.</i><p>Walking into the oil aisle is a sensory overload: all of those glistening …

Food

Watch: How To Get A Slammin' Ballet Bod

We all witnessed Natalie Portman's physical transformation for <i>Black Swan</i>, but what we <i>didn't</i> see was the girl behind the bod, her ballet trainer Mary …

The 17 Greatest Wedding Photobombers Of All Time

Done by the masters of the photobomb: animals, of course.

Weddings

Puffy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today my honey and I are celebrating 10 years of marriage! It's hard to believe that a decade has passed since I married my polar opposite, but …

Bananas Foster French Toast Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1/2 cup unsalted butter, divided1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided1/4 cup rum4 bananas, sliced into …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

7 Ways to Recover From a Sunburn

Derms weigh in on how to care for your overexposed bits.<p>So you didn't practice safe sunning and now you're feeling the burn. It's a painful lesson that will inspire you to use adequate protection in the future. But in the meantime, a couple of dermatologists put together a seven-point recovery plan …

10 Easy Outdoor Decorating Ideas

Best Drink Recipes and Tasty Mixed Cocktails

Disabled workers paid just pennies an hour – and it's legal

One of the nation's best-known charities is paying disabled workers as little as 22 cents an hour, thanks to a 75-year-old legal loophole that critics say needs to be closed.<p>Goodwill Industries, a multibillion-dollar company whose executives make six-figure salaries, is among the nonprofit groups …

Beautiful strange and rare cloud formations

Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and …

5 Delicious (and Healthy!) Iced Tea Combinations

Tea

Amphibians dying off at alarming rate

Amphibians have roamed the Earth for 350 million years, but many species face extinction, a trend seen in a new federal survey of wildlife habitats nationwide.<p>Federal wildlife scientists report Wednesday that frogs, salamanders and toads are dying off at alarming rates nationwide, with the declines …

A Futuristic House That Seems To Rise From The Earth

The Edgeland House sports a sci-fi design but uses Native American building methods.<p>Designed by architecture firm Bercy Chen for a science fiction writer and his family, the Edgeland House has everything the literary genre is made of: a gloomy industrial past, futuristic allusions riffing off …

World's Coolest Hotel Bathtubs (PHOTOS)

At the Mio Buenos Aires hotel, the bathtubs are works of art: Argentine Mario Dasso personally selects only the most beautiful pieces of calden wood (naturally felled by fire) and carves them into luxurious, oversize soaking tubs.<p>The coolest bathtubs give guests a sense of their own private in-room …

The Future of Wireless Power

We live in a wireless world. Cell phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2G, 3G, 4G — the always on, always connected world of digital devices is driven by the magic of wireless. But all our devices, from smart phones to laptops, still rely on cords and plugs for charging. Everyone’s had their cell phone become …

Cases Of Mysterious Valley Fever Rise In American Southwest

When she was just 6, Emily Gorospe became very tired and sick. The spunky girl, now 8, developed a fever that wouldn't go away, and red blotches appeared across her body.<p>"She's got so much energy usually," says Emily's mother, Valerie Gorospe. "Just walking from one part of the house ... she was …

11 Recipes for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Would you ever pass up tacos and margaritas? Neither would we. To help you effortlessly plan your best party yet, we've rounded up ten of our favorite Mexico-inspired drinks and snacks, which should leave you fiesta-ready.<p>Lemon Lime Margaritas by thirschfeld<p>Roberto Santibañez' Classic Guacamole by …

Cooking

6 Sweet and Satisfying Sugarless Desserts

Treats that put maple syrup, honey, agave nectar and chocolate front and center—without a grain of white sugar in sight.<p>On the Joys of …

Dessert

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

National Parks

Walk for Your Lives! Deadly Giant Snails Are Invading Texas

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A Houston woman discovered a giant African land snail in her garden—a slimy horror of a creature …

Nearly a Third of America's Bee Colonies Died Over the Winter

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>See full coverage</b><p>A preliminary tally indicates that almost a third of all of the managed bee …

Investigations

Tornado activity hits 60-year low

Quiet tornado season forecast to last into next week, at least.<p>The USA in the past 12 months has seen the fewest number of tornadoes since at least 1954, and the death tolls from the dangerous storms have dropped dramatically since 2011.<p>Just two years after a ferocious series of tornado outbreaks …